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DOI: 10.14704/nq.2022.20.5.NQ22705

Carbon dioxide mitigation through energy efficiency labeling

Violeta L. Romero Carrión, Rosalvina Campos Pérez, Justo P. Solís Fonseca, Edward Flores Masías, Juan Carlos Altamirano Romero


The purpose of the research was to determine to what extent the use of energy efficiency labeling (EEE) favors the mitigation of carbon dioxide (C02), an influential gas in the greenhouse effect that affects the increase in temperatures and climate change. This research is descriptive - analytical; anthropogenic actions and the use of EEE as an action to reduce CO2 are related. The sources of information were the NOAA satellite atmospheric monitoring center and the Ministries of Energy of Peru and Chile. It is evident that the EEE, applied to electrical appliances in the Peruvian case, will prevent between 2015 and 2030 a total of 6,345 GgC02eq; while in the Chilean case there is evidence of the application of the vehicle EEE in which they accurately report the differences between combustion and electric vehicles in terms of performance and emission and it is highlighted that electric vehicles do not emit C02 into the environment. We can conclude that these labels enable informed purchases for consumers and based on the experience of the European Union, state that efficient vehicle driving can reduce emissions by approximately 15%. Finally, public policies in favor of non-polluting vehicles contribute to the mitigation of the main greenhouse gas.


Energy efficiency labeling, CO2 mitigation, electric vehicles, vehicle driving

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